Argonne National Laboratory

New self-generating dry lubricant has significant industrial applications

Researchers solve decades-old shear-thickening question

Argonne and Harvard University researchers make strides in sensor technology that can be used in self-driving vehicles

Newly discovered spin-electron behavior surprises Argonne scientists

The Center for Nanoscale Materials (CNM) at Argonne National Laboratory is a premier user facility providing expertise, instrumentation, and infrastructure for interdisciplinary nanoscience and nanotechnology research. Academic, industrial, and international researchers can access the center through its user program for both nonproprietary and proprietary research.

As a Department of Energy (DOE) funded research center, the CNM is at the forefront of discovery science that addresses national grand challenges encompassing the topics of energy, information, materials and the environment. The scientific strategy of the CNM unites three crosscutting and interdependent scientific themes that collectively aim at the discovery and integration of materials across different length scales studied at the extremes of temporal, spatial, and energy resolutions.

2018 Calls for Proposals

The Center for Nanoscale Materials (CNM) at Argonne National Laboratory solicits proposals for user-initiated nanoscience and nanotechnology research three times per year in March, July, and October. Access is provided at no cost to users for research that is in the public domain and intended for publication.